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Amick, Robert
Robert Amick was born in Canon City, Colorado amidst cowboys, prospectors and Indians. He studied law at Yale and practiced law for two years before becoming an artist. He worked as a printmaker, illustrator and painter.
Amino, Leo
Dedicated to making abstract sculptured objects from plastic materials, Leo Amino was especially focused on materials that convey transparency . He often worked with resin, especiallly after World War II when plastic had been developed as a substitute for materials needed for the war.
Amorsolo, Fernando
Fernando Amorsolo painted and sketched more than ten thousand pieces over his lifetime using natural and backlighting techniques.
Known as a western painter, Roy Andersen did paintings of Crow, Cheyenne, and Apache Indians. He began his career living in Chicago and New York and working as an illustrator. He did numerous covers for Time Magazine including portraits of Albert Einstein and Prince Fahd.
Anderson, Walter
Walter Anderson firmly believed that quality art was an important part of life and should be made available to everyone.
Anderson, Ruth
A painter in Indiana, Ruth Anderson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana July 7, 1914. She studied at the John Herron School of Art and her teachers were Clifton Wheeler and Gerry Pierce. Primarily a landscape and still life painte, her subjects were often downtown Indianapolis street and architectural scenes and also children at play.
Anderson, Victor
A painter and illustrator who lived briefly in Texas in the early 1930s, Victor Anderson spent most of his life in New York state, settling in White Plains where he died in 1937.
Andoe, Joe
Inspired by his roots in the American Great Plains, Joe Andoe is admired for his minimal landscapes and idealized depictions of horses, dogs, deer, buffalo, wolves and flowers. Joe Andoe was born in 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Andoe comes from a farming family and is part Cherokee. He earned an M.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Andrade, Brigitte
Brigitte Andrade is a self-taught artist. Born in in Orange, New Jersey, Brigitte took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. Throughout her childhood, Brigitte developed an appreciation for her majestic surroundings.
Andre, Carl
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, Carl Andre became a leading sculptor of Minimalism, known for his geometric floor-piece installations conceived with a strong sense of uniformity of shapes and the subsequent interaction with their environments and with each other.
Andrews, Benny
Best known for large collage paintings on canvas, Benny Andrews did work that verges on caricature, many of them related to his African-American heritage in the South. He was raised in Morgan County, Georgia and was baptized in the Plainview Baptist Church, a subject he depicted in a body of work titled The Revival Series.
Andrews, Oliver

Oliver Andrews (1925-1978) was a sculptor, a dedicated artist who worked in many techniques, traditional and experimental, and with a continuous aesthetic persuasion based on man, nature, ritual, and vision. His love of the natural world brought him closest to the sea.

Ángel Acosta León, Ángel Acosta León

Ángel Acosta León (1930–1964) was a Cuban painter. His style owes much to surrealism, and expresses the pain he felt through much of his life. Animal, human and mechanical forms abound in his paintings, along with wheels, a reference to his lifelong fantasy of being a bus driver.

Angelico, Fra c.1400-1455, Florentine painter, b. Vicchio, Tuscany. He was variously named Guido (his baptismal name), or Guidolino, di Pietro; and Giovanni da Fiesole. After his death he was called Il Beato Fra Giovanni Angelico, although he was not officially beatified until 1982, by Pope John Paul II.
Angell, Tony
Tony Angell was born in 1940 in Los Angeles, and grew up among the hills and canyons of Southern California. His love of nature is rooted in the afternoons he spent watching birds, collecting plants, building forts and hiking to the far reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains and canyons.
Anguiano, Raul
Raul Anguiano was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on February 26, 1915. He studied with art teachers in Guadalajara and at the Art Students League. He had many commissions for murals in Mexico. He held the position of general secretary of the Art Teachers Union, Mexico City and Vice-president of the Mexican Association Plastic Arts.
Angulo, Nacho
Nacho Angulo is a highly regarded Spanish Abstract Wood Artist. He started to paint under Martin Saez for three years and subsequently studied at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. In 1974 he founded the magazine Arp and traveled throughout Europe and South America.
Anshutz, Thomas
A native of Newport, Kentucky, Thomas Anshutz was known primarily for his paintings of female figures, usually isolated in a contemplative or coquettish pose.
Anton, Bill
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Bill Anton became a western painter, especially of the lifestyle of cowboys. He first traveled West at age seven. He attended Loyola University in Chicago and then transferred to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, majoring in English.
Antonio, Julio
My work is a battle between the conscious and the subconscious; between the inconclusive and the defined; between the satirical and the tragic; between the poetic and the dramatic. It ranges from neoexpressionism to surrealism, from raw art to a more sophisticated one, using the metaphor and symbol as basic tools of my artistic language.
Anuszkiewicz, Richard
Richard Anuszkiewicz (born May 23, 1930, Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Richard Anuszkiewicz trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio (1948–1953), and then with Josef Albers at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, Connecticut (1953–1955) where he earned his Mast
Appel, Charles
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Charles Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles. He was a pupil of Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art and of Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. The major influence on his career, however, was George Inness.
Appel, Karel

Christiaan Karel Appel (25 April 1921 – 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948.

Aptekar, Ken
Ken Aptekar is an artist who combines painting with text. He paints new versions of historical paintings and frames, bolting glass with sandblasted words to his painted panels.
Arad, Ron

Ron Arad (born 1951 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli industrial designer, artist and architect. Arad attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem between 1971-1973 and the Architectural Association in London from 1974-1979.

Aramesh, Reza

Reza Aramesh is a contemporary artist born in Iran. From the age of sixteen he moved to London, England where he studied Sciences and later Art. He studied MA Fine Art at Goldsmith University, London. He currently lives and works in London.

From the UK Guardian,

Arbeit, Mark
As an assistant to Irving Penn and Helmut Newton in the '70s, Mark Arbeit learned the most important lesson of his career: ""Light is photography," he says. "Newton taught me never be afraid to shoot in low light -- it could create something unexpected." From Penn, he learned the art of indirect light.
Arbus, Diane

Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or else of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal."[4] A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid...

Arcangel, Cory

Cory Arcangel (born 1978) is a digital artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His work is concerned with the relationship between technology and culture, and with media appropriation.

Archipenko, Alexander

Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko (May 30, 1887 – February 25, 1964) was a Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist.
Alexander Archipenko was born in Kiev, in present-day Ukraine (at the time a part of the Russian

Arenas, Nestor
Arenas often juxtaposes his platoon of plastic troops in postures suggesting conquest. The artists choice of titles are truly mystifying. But the collective punch of his images is never vague or unclear.
Arends, Stuart
Biography 1950 Born in Waterloo, Iowa 1974 B.A., Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado 1976 - 1977 Banff School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada 1981 M.F.A.
Arentz, Dick
In 1969, after amateur activities, Dick Arentz began three years of study with Phil Davis of the Photography Department at the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. His interest at that time, was in the large format silver contact print. As an informal "thesis," he produced the Death Valley Portfolio in 1972.
Arkani, Homa
Homa Arkani was born in Tehran in 1983, and in 2005 obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Tehran’s Azad University. With her unique brand of pop art, Homa ingeniously portrays the socio-cultural issues faced by a generation of disillusioned youth.
Arkani, Homa
Homa Arkani was born in Tehran in 1983, and in 2005 obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Tehran’s Azad University. With her unique brand of pop art, Homa ingeniously portrays the socio-cultural issues faced by a generation of disillusioned youth.
Arman, aka Armand Pierre Fernandez

Born Armand Pierre Fernandez on November 17th, 1928 in Nice and died in New York October 22nd, 2005, Arman is a French artist, a painter, a sculptor and a plastics technician, famous for his "accumulations".

Armfield, George
George Armfield Smith (for by this name he was known until the year 1840) was born in Wales.
Armleder, John

John Armleder (born in Geneva in 1948) is a Swiss performance artist, painter, sculptor, critic, and curator. His work is based on his involvement with Fluxus in the 1960s and 1970s, when he created performance art pieces, installations and collective art activities that were strongly influenced by John Cage.

Armon, Ayal
Ayal Armon was born and raised in Isreal , and came to the United States over 30 years ago. There he studied fashion design , and after graduating , moved to Los Angeles where he had a fashion business. In 1989, Ayal attended the Pratt Institute in New York for graduate work in Fine Arts.
Armstrong, Rolf
Rolf Armstrong was born in Seattle, but soon moved to Chicago, where he eventually attended the Art Institute. After three years of study under John Vanderpoel, he made his next move, to New York City. In New York, Armstrong began to flex both his muscles and his drawing skills.
Arneson, Robert
Born in Benicia, California, Robert Arneson almost singlehandedly transformed ceramics into a major contemporary medium. In the early 1960s, he became a member of the Funk Art movement, a California style of Pop-Art focusing on absurd images of everyday objects.
Arnett, Joe Anna
When viewing a Joe Anna Arnett floral painting, one might think they are actually viewing a Dutch floral masterwork from the 16th century. The renderings of her flowers are so lush and life like one expects to smell a sweet floral fragrance floating through the air. Indeed, Joe Anna's painting has roots in both European and American traditions.
Arnold, Natalie
Natalie is freelance artist, designer and illustrator. She graduated with a BA Hons in Interior Architecture at the University of Central England. Having studied and worked for interior / architectural practices she often draws from her Interior Design background for inspiration.
Arnold, Peter
Peter Arnold's artistic talents have taken him on extraordinary assignments to all corners of the world. His world- renowned photography features flowers to fashion models, indigenous people to celebrities, and landscapes to wildlife. Peter spent his formative years in England.
Arnoldi, Charles
Charles Arnoldi has become a popular California artist best known for his brightly-colored, abstract paintings that incorporate the use of wood as an expressive medium, often using tree branches and twigs.
Aronson, David
Aronson, David 1923- David Aronson, son of a rabbi, was born in Lithuania in 1923 and immigrated to America at the age of five. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts where he studied at the school of the Museum of Fine Arts under Karl Zerbe, a German painter well known in the early 1900s.
Arp, Jean

Jean Arp / Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 1966) was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.

Arrechea, Alexandre

Alexandre Arrechea was born in Trinidad, Cuba, in 1970. For twelve years he was a member of the art collective Los Carpinteros, until he left the group in July 2003 to continue his career as a solo artist. His public art involves concepts of power and its network of hierarchies, surveillance, control, prohibitions and subjection.

ARREGUÍN, Alfredo
Recognized as one of the originators of the Pattern and Decoration movement in painting, Alfredo Arreguín continues to garner accolades for his intricately designed and brilliantly colored oil on canvas paintings. Born in Moreila, Michoacan, Mexico, Arreguín developed as an artist in Seattle, where he has resided since 1958.
Artist, Mardi
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Asawa, Ruth

Ruth Asawa (born January 24, 1926) is a Japanese American sculptor. In San Francisco, she has been called the "fountain lady" for her works that include the mermaid fountain at Ghirardelli Square. In 2010, the San Francisco School of the Arts was renamed the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts in honor of Asawa.

Asberry, Augusta
Augusta M. Asberry’s love of art was evident when as a student at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Lake Charles, L.A., she would draw pictures during class instead of completing her assignments. Her earliest influences began in the ‘thirties with first grade readers, children’s books, paper dolls, and magazine illustrations.
Ash, Lorna Samara
Born in 1985 in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia, Lorna Samara Ash migrated to the United States with her brother at the age of nine. Ash arrived to Miami, Florida where she discovered her interest in the arts. As time elapsed, Ash undertook the task of learning as many artistic techniques as possible.
Ashley, Frank
Noted for his equestrian and jazz subjects, Frank Ashley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on March, 17, 1920. He grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and studied at the University of Minnesota. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps, and while stationed in London, England, attended St. Martins School of Art.
Asoma, Tadashi
Transient natural experience is the true subject of Tadashi Asoma: changing seasons, shimmering reflections in a pond as the afternoon fades, a sudden shower or cascade of falling leaves.
Asselin, Mathieu
Born in 1973 in the south of France, at the age of 16 Mathieu Asselin started working with the acknowledged film director Alfredo Anzola in Venezuela. In his early 20s, Mathieu moved to Europe, where he joined the French photo agency L’ Oeil du Sud. In 2005, Mathieu moved to New York City and established himself as a commercial photographer.
ATEK, Anne-Sophie
"La Plastique comme vecteur de représentation, la figuration fantasmagorique, les images mentales, la recherche esthétique et le language du corps en métamorphose sont autant de moteurs de création...atmosphère sombre crue et intemporelle, intime et universelle, ATEK dessine des idées, exprime ses pensées sur une feuille de papier, le plomb et la f
Attie, Alice
Education B.A. Barnard College M.F.A. (Poetry) City College of New York Ph.D.
Audubon, John James
1785–1851, American ornithologist, b. Les Cayes, Santo Domingo (now Haiti). The son of a French naval officer and a Creole woman, he was educated in France and in 1803 came to the Audubon estate, “Mill Grove,” near Philadelphia. There he spent much time observing birds and making the first American bird-banding experiments.
Auerbach, Frank
Frank Helmut Auerbach (born April 29, 1931) is a painter born in Germany. He has been a naturalised British citizen since 1947. Auerbach was born in Berlin, the son of Max Auerbach, a patent lawyer, and Charlotte Nora Burchardt, who had trained as an artist.
Auger, Stephen
Stephen Auger is a Santa Fe based artist who has pioneered methods of coloring materials. He holds two patents for colorants that employ bio-mimicry to permanently color a wide range of materials.
Austin, Michael J
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Avdush Emini, Shefqet
Born in Davidovc-Kosovo. Lives and works in the Netherlands. After studies conducted at the Fine Art Académie in Prishtina –Kosova, worked as a teacher of fine art. These past two decades living and working in the Netherlands as an independent painter.
Avedon, Richard

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer. In an obituary, published in The New York Times, following Avedon's death, Andy Grundberg said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."

 

Aycock, Alice

Alice Aycock (born November 20, 1946) is an American sculptor. Aycock studied at Douglass College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1968.

Ayer, Richard Gentry

Born San Bernadino, CA 1909

From an interview with Mary McChesney in September, 1964:

Azaceta, Luis Cruz
Born: Havana, Cuba Education: School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Lives and works in New Orleans/New York
Azim, Roya
Roya Azim was born in September 1964 in the rural city of Tehran, Iran. The daughter of a well-off military general, Roya and her family had the opportunity to move to Atlanta's Dobbins Air Force base in 1979. In the American system, Roya was raised with a broad liberal arts education.
Baas, Jacobus
Born in the Netherlands in 1945, Jacobus Baas spent his early years in Rotterdam, surrounded by rich landscapes and cloud-laden skies made famous by the Dutch Masters throughout history. Bass arrived in the United States in his early teens with an interest in art already indelibly imprinted.
Babb, Joel
Realist painter Joel Babb creates cityscapes of Boston from photographs he has taken hovering over the city in a helicopter. The artist also paints the Maine coastline and woods as well as portraits and still life works. Babb was raised in the midwest and attended Princeton University with the dream of becoming a painter.
Babby, Angela
A recipient of the 2006 Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Fellowship, Angela Babby is a an artist whose specialty has become glass mosaics, although she also does acrylic and oil portrait and landscape painting, stained glass and decorative murals.
Babcock, Dean
Dean Babcock was born in Canton, Illinois on January 14, 1888. He was a pupil of John Vanderpoel, Robert Henri, and Helen Hyde. His work is in the collections of bookplates in New York State Library, Albany; Newark Public Library, Denver Art Museum, University of Denver Library.